Cycling and big intersections in the Netherlands

In Dutch cycle infrastructure major intersections were created in different ways in the past.
First we see a major intersection from the 1960s in Utrecht. Two roads with 2×2 lanes and separated cycle paths on all 4 sides meet. Shown is how a cyclist makes a left turn there.

A big intersection in Utrecht Overvecht with cycle paths all around it.

Then we compare it to a major intersection in nearby Houten (in 2008 voted best cycle city of the Netherlands) where a decades younger solution for a major intersection makes a left turn for a cyclist a lot easier, quicker and safer.

Junction design in the Netherlands

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